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LWR Test One Cox
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Paul was respectful, informed, and persuasive
He was comfortable re-purposing non-Christian philosophy to point to one true Creator. he was looking for points of contact
he did not insult the gods to make a case for Christ (you don't step on buddha to lift up Christ)
he had done his homework, knew the religious background if his audience
he believed faith in christ was a matter of eternal life and death
Typical story line of religion
a. Humans sensed mana (a spiritual force in the world) and designed the magic needed to manipulate it. (mana)
b. then personified those spiritual forces as ancestors (animism)
c. Then, elevated departed spirits to god-like status and personified abstract principles like "justice" or "love." Thus, magic changed to "worship." (polytheism)
d. Found themselves believing in many gods, but groups of them were worshiping only one as supreme (henotheism) as best explanation of the "one and the many," the unity and diversity around them. (henotheism) one god in charge of other gods
e. the one won out: monotheism
Four common views
a. Jesus is the unique incarnation of God, fully human and fully divine.
b. salvation is found only in Him
c. Bible is true, unique, authoritative, revelation
d. claims incompatible with the Bible must be rejected as false
The basic claims of Christian faith are true, and Jesus is unique, but God reveals Himself and, THROUGH CHRIST, saves people through other religions as well.
rejects the idea that Jesus is unique and suggests that God reveals himself in all religions and saves all pious people
all people will be saved regardless of what they know or how they live.
Messenger mentality means
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2. We reject "works salvation" accepted (implicitly) by those who believe people may be saved by their piety outside of Christ.
3. we reject the combatted hateful tone that too often characterizes "exclusivists"
7.we pray fervently that God will put us in the path of seekers
Present Day Jewish Groups in the USA
1. Reform 35%
2. Conservative 18%
3. Orthodox 10%
4. Reconstructionists 6%
What keeps Jews around the world together
remembering the Holocaust
b) protecting the state of Israel
c) protecting jewish minorities
Points of Contact
1. Commitment to scripture and covenant keeping
2. Synagogue services and christian assemblies
3. Goal of "repairing the world"
Philo's question on suffering
if God is both able and willing to prevent evil, then where does evil come from?
In exile: seventh day of the fifth month
ninth of ov
1) development of synagogue, focus on Torah, and role of rabbis
2) development of "rabbonic judaism"; faith and practice not centered on temple not Toral and oral interpretations
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